The new template enables something called a “featured image” – the majority of WordPress templates don’t make much of it. So I have been going back turning it on in past posts.
It is responsible for the nice image at the top of the “sticky” – that recycled post at the top – and also provides the small image beside most of the summaries here and in the categories and archives.
That’s July 2011
Another feature of this template is that it does not offer a choice about how many items to display per page. On the categories and archives you get seven, but here is why that choice has gone: on the front page there is no limit! Scroll down and you will see what I mean. The entries keep on coming. Now that, I have decided, I really like!
And I have just changed the background a little. Seems to read better.
Now I have learned a thing or two about browsers while going through those past posts. WordPress.com does have – has long had – a bit of an issue with some browsers dating back to changes a couple of years back when the site was made secure. It seems some bits were not made secure, and browsers cope with this in various ways. Every now and again Chrome has a spasm and just stops working when you are doing editing work behind the scenes.
Typical Chrome spasm
Firefox copes but it is so amazing resource hungry, or so I find. I have Process Lasso and it goes crazy if I start doing WP work in Firefox, especially after I have been working with it for a while!
I haven’t tried Internet Explorer, which I rarely use anyway, but I have found Opera to be good when I am doing these jobs. Much lighter on resources and pretty reliable.
See also Facebook Drops Google Chrome Recommendation, Replaces It With Opera but I find that story rather fishy. Compare What web browsers does Facebook support?
It may just be the cold weather, but I am keeping an anxious eye on my heart just now.